Consider the information in the Equity Minded Decision Guide when drafting a University policy.
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Your Policy Title Goes Here ← Descriptive/ Illustrative of Policy
(Does NOT include the word “policy.”)
For Office Use Only:
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This is the office responsible for monitoring compliance with the policy and taking any corrective actions necessary.
- Update the policy as necessary.
- Provide Training.
This is the administrator with responsibility to create and implement University policies related to their area of jurisdiction and who is accountable for the subject matter.
Applies to (scope):
Any combination of the following: Academic Division, the Medical Center, and the College at Wise.
Table of Contents (optional):
Reason for Policy:
A statement(s) that encapsulates why the policy exists. This statement usually describes the problem or conflict the policy will resolve and may include any legal or regulatory reasons for the policy.
- Cite University’s commitment to value or mission.
Definition of Terms (cf. Glossary):
Those words unique to the policy that gives the reader clarification. [Refer to the Glossary in the Directory to see if a term has already been defined.]
A statement that encapsulates what is the policy’s purpose. It usually identifies who should follow the policy, under what conditions it applies, and may include mandated actions or constraints.
Sub-Sections should include:
- Responsibilities: For those units/departments named in the policy (or specific position) - Summarizes major responsibilities required to comply.
- Compliance with Policy: Use standard language for failure to comply and add any unique penalties for non-compliance.
Procedures (links, forms, internal controls)
Outlines specific actions required to comply/Correlates with the responsibilities.
Related Information (Related Policies, External and University documents/websites, regulations that provide relevant information and necessary to enable compliance with the policy.)
Background (Pertinent information regarding the basis for the Policy.)